Selecting a Thermostat for Your Home
A thermostat is a necessary component in the HVAC system, and can help you to achieve greater comfort and improve your home’s energy efficiency. Your options when selecting a thermostat will depend on the type of heating and air conditioning system serving your home, how you want to use the thermostat, and the features you want. Choosing a qualified provider for your system’s maintenance, installation and repair is also important for the long term function, performance and efficiency. Contact Minuteman Heating & AC today to schedule reliable heating and air conditioning service in Arlington, TX.
Choose a Compatible Thermostat
Before purchasing a thermostat, you will need to ensure it is compatible with your heating and air conditioning system. There are a variety available, and your Minuteman Heating & AC HVAC technician is your best guide in the selection of one right for your system, home and the features you want. Give us a call to receive reliable heating and air conditioning service in Arlington, TX.
A programmable thermostat provides increased energy efficiency by automatically adjusting the temperature to the settings you have chosen. By eliminating forgotten temperature adjustments, you may save as much as 20% to 30% on the cost of heating and cooling your home. The thermostat automatically adjusts the temperature when family members are away, and again just prior to your arrival back home. This enables you to enter a comfortable home, without wasting energy on an unoccupied house. All you do is set it and forget it, the thermostat manages the temperature per your preferred settings.
A programmable thermostat can also offer remote energy management. Remote energy management allows you to set, program and monitor the heating and air conditioning system remotely while you are away. You can access some programmable thermostats through a smart phone, tablet or computer. It works with the use of an optional hub, which connects to your WI-FI internet. Contact us today to schedule heating and air conditioning service in Arlington, TX.
Learning thermostats are programmable, but don’t require you to program them. You simply select your preferences manually, and over a specified amount of time the thermostat “learns” your schedule and preferred settings. As with a programmable thermostat, they can provide automatic adjustments while you are away, and can guide you to energy efficient settings.
In addition, they can provide monthly energy reports, enabling you to fine tune your preferences for higher savings. They offer the same advantages as a programmable thermostat with a WI-FI connection and smart phone, tablet or computer. While features vary by model, other options include a filter change alert, system service alerts, the ability to integrate the thermostat with the home’s security system, and some models allow you to connect remotely to monitor the system and make changes. Some programmable thermostats also offer these features and others. The learning thermostat is ideal for those who aren’t comfortable with programming a thermostat. Contact our NATE certified technicians today to schedule heating and air conditioning service in Arlington, TX.
A digital thermostat is not programmable. It is simple to operate and popular with those who prefer manual control over their home environment. An LCD display is generally offered, and some models also offer additional features such as a back-lit screen, large LED digital readout, and higher accuracy than traditional mechanical dial thermostats. Prefer simplicity? Our technicians can provide digital thermostat installation or other heating and air conditioning service in Arlington, TX you require.
Types of Programmable Thermostats
There are a variety of thermostats available, and a Minuteman Heating & AC technician can provide the installation or other heating and air conditioning service in Arlington, TX that you require.
The 5-1-1 programmable thermostat allows you to set one program for the weekdays and entirely separate programs for each day of the weekend. Typically, you can program up to 4 changes daily with this type of thermostat. This thermostat is convenient for those with a routine 5 day work week, and allows flexibility for the weekend.
This thermostat allows you to program a schedule for weekdays, and a separate program for the weekend with up to four changes per day.
The 7 day thermostat enables you to provide a different schedule for each day of the week, with up to four temperature changes per day. The 7 day thermostat is the best option for those with busy lives and schedules.
The 1 week thermostat allows you to program one schedule for the entire week with up to four changes per day.
If you are unsure of the type of thermostat best for your schedule, home and system, our technicians will be glad to assist you. Just give a call to schedule heating and air conditioning service in Arlington, TX.
Contact Minuteman Heating and AC for additional information, or to schedule thermostat installation, or other air conditioning service. Our NATE certified technicians will ensure your new thermostat is compatible with your home’s heating and air conditioning system. NATE certification ensures you receive a technician with the highest level of training with the expertise that ensures first quality heating and air conditioning service in Arlington, TX that meets and/or exceeds the industry standards. We guarantee your satisfaction, and offer emergency service 24/7. We serve Arlington, Mansfield and the surrounding areas. Minuteman Heating & AC is a member of the BBB with an A+ rating